13 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Egypt’s Morsi ’empowered’ by army shake-up

Egyptian media hails president’s decision to dismiss powerful defence minister and curb military’s sweeping powers.
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 16:35 GMT

Middle East

Iran earthquake death toll continues to rise

Health minister announces more than 300 killed and 3,000 injured from two earthquakes in country’s rural northwest.
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 17:44 GMT

Middle East

Vatican rules Pope’s butler must stand trial

 Paolo Gabriele to face trial for “aggravated theft”, and alleged accomplice accused of complicity in leaking documents.

Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 17:03 GMT


US drought exposes water management problems

Carlota Cortes12 Aug 2012 14:57 GMT
Intense irrigation has worsened water shortages in some regions, leading to higher food prices, experts say.

London 2012 Olympics: the best of the Guardian’s pictures

A selection of the most memorable and vibrant images taken by our photographers during the Games

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The last word on NBC’s coverage

Well that’s over, finally. It’s time to examine how it all went horribly awry over on NBC – or, just maybe, what went right

The McGlynn: The worst coverage ever.

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“The worst coverage ever” right to the end. Please, Olympic governing board, never give NBC the rights to coverage of future Olympics, no matter how much money they agree to. In the long run, you will lose support from viewers.

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